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October 2017

Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Ashley Groves / WTF (Indie Soul Jazz) $7

Thursday, October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $7 covers on the tab. 8pm - WTF 9pm - Ashley Groves https://ashleygroves.bandcamp.com Ashley Groves is a local Singer/Songwriter based out Minneapolis. With the help of 4 amazing musicians, her songs come alive in music that can only be described as a new breed. R&B, Neo-Soul, Indie-Folk and Post-Jazz all add flavor to her writing. - https://soundcloud.com/warrenthomasfenzi/sets/we-were-never-meant-to-stay WTF is a five-piece band from Minneapolis with jazz and indie rock…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, October 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! $7 Cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.familythreemusic.com Family Three are just two guys and one gal who love music. They would describe their sound as "Blindie-Soulk" - Blues, Indie, Soul and Folk. They have been playing some form of music since they were kids, but it wasn't until recently that they decided to take the next step, and are on the journey of finding out what it…

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Queen Drea / Taylor Seaberg / Renée Copeland (Electrocoustic Soul) $7

Saturday, October 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3238 to save your table! Covers charged to the tab. 9pm - Renee Copeland 9:40pm - Taylor Seaberg 10:20pm - Queen Area https://www.queendrea.com Queen Drea creates conceptual soundscapes. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language to her lyrics and compositions, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way and likes to involve the audience in conversation as they accompany her on her musical journey. Her performances directly respond…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, October 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Post-Atomic Trio (Jazz) $5

Sunday, October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! Covers on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://post-atomictrio.bandcamp.com/releases Post-Atomic Trio blends experimental jazz, neo-soul, electronica and ambient textures to create an energetic vibe. They draw from these different styles while incorporating unique rhythms and voicings in an improvisational context.

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J.E. Sunde / Rob Flax / Pat Keen (Indie Folk) $5

Tuesday, October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $5 Covers on the tab. 8pm Pat Keen 8:45pm Rob Flax 9:20pm JE Sunde http://www.jesunde.com J.E. Sunde is the solo project of Jonathan Sunde. Before striking out on his own, Jon spent years making beautifully unusual music with The Daredevil Christopher Wright. In July, 2014 he released his first solo album, Shapes That Kiss The Lips Of God, with Cartouche Records out of Davenport, IA. On March, 3rd 2017…

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$15

RIVER ROOM: Callaghan with Jesse Terry (Folk) $15 Adv / $18 Cash Door

Wednesday, October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW. Advance tickets available for purchase above. Ticket sales end 12pm noon Oct 25, 2017. Remaining seats and standing room available at 7pm Doors for $18 Cash. 7pm Doors 7:30pm Jesse Terry 8:15pm Callaghan SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. - http://www.callaghansongs.com Callaghan with…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Sexy Delicious / Cole Premo (Soul/R&B) $6

Thursday, October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $6 Cover charges on the tab 8pm Cole Premo 9pm Sexy Delicious http://sexydelicious.com Gangster Jazz. Quasi-Bohemian retro-pop. No matter how you describe them, Sexy Delicious has quickly become one of the most memorable bands to leave their mark on the Twin Cities music scene in the last half-decade. They start with a generous helping of sly rhythms, add a dash of dry wit, and serve with a cool mint…

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Chris Koza featuring Lena Elizabeth (Indie Folk) $12

Friday, October 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $12 covers on the tab. 9pm - Lena Elizabeth 10pm - Chris Koza https://chriskoza.com Chris Koza is a musician, composer and performer living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Influences range from finger-picking folk guitar to fuse-busting prog rock, though generally settles tastefully somewhere in-between. Koza's storytelling and observations are thoughtfully navigated by melodies that both migrate through the seasons and burrow through the earth. - http://www.lenaelizabeth.com Lena Elizabeth's debut…

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Wilkinson James / M French (Americana) $6

Saturday, October 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Covers are charged to your tab. 9pm - M French 10pm - Wilkinson James https://www.wilkinsonjames.biz/home WILKINSON JAMES, spearheaded by singer-songwriters Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber, blends honky-tonk vocal stylings and edgy but classic-sounding original songs to create music that a listener once described as “the bastard offspring of Townes Van Zandt and June Carter Cash.” Their self-titled debut, produced by Ben Kyle of Romantica, dropped in early 2014; the…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, October 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Delphia Cello Quartet (Modern Classical) $6

Sunday, October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $6 Cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm http://delphiacelloquartet.com/recordings/ Founded in 2017, Delphia Cello Quartet plays original arrangements of popular tunes. Rachelle Smith earned her B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota, where she studied under Tanya Remenikova. Other teachers include Olga Dolgaya, Laura Handler, and Hong Wang. Rachelle is an active performer around the Twin Cities, both as a cellist and as a singer/songwriter under the artist…

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Adam Levy’s Joga Bola Halloween Bash (60’s-70’s Samba/Funk) $5

Tuesday, October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $5 Cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm Join Adam Levy and his All-Star cast for a 60's-70's Samba Funk Halloween party! Costumes encouraged! Joga Bola explores the soulful, groovy landscape of Brazilian music from it's "golden age" in the 1960's and 1970's--samba, funk, psychedelia, & pop. The group has brought together a diverse, rotating crew of the best South and North American players in the Twin Cities: Karen…

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November 2017

Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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PONY RUG PRESENTS: Jessica Manning / Hannah von der Hoff Solo (R&B/Soul Rock) $7

Thursday, November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $7 cover charges on the tab A Pony Rug showcase First Thursdays at the Aster! Pony Rug is a Minneapolis-based live music video session platform, with weekly releases featuring up and coming artists! https://www.facebook.com/PonyRug https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAkZa9uOMOj0Ng-LSd5Xgcw Music 8pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N018XeYJxgQ 9pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewdOoLBXtbo - https://soundcloud.com/jessica-manning-music Jessica Manning is an alternative-R&B artist born in Stockholm, Sweden & raised in Minneapolis, MN. She draws influence from pop, soul, and electronic music by artists such…

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$8

RIVER ROOM: Humbird / Julia Lucille / Adelyn Rose (Folk) $8 Adv / $10 Cash Door

Friday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW! Advance tickets for purchase above. SEATING IS OPEN STYLE - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Friday, Nov 3rd. If there are remaining spots, they will be available for CASH purchase at the door! 7pm Doors 7:30pm Adelyn Rose 8:15pm…

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $15

Friday, November 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $15 Covers on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.billymclaughlin.com Billy McLaughlin has been changing people’s idea of what an acoustic guitar can sound like since the 1980’s. “…you may swear Billy McLaughlin is two of the greatest acoustic guitarists you’ve ever heard.” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette “… it’s amazing that such an extensive sound comes from one instrument.” – Chicago Sun Times He is recognized as an innovative performer and…

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Seth Doud ‘This Time’ CD Release featuring Angie Stevens (Folk) $10

Saturday, November 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot. $10 Cover charges on the tab. 9pm Angie Stevens 9:45pm Seth Doud https://www.sethdoud.com https://www.facebook.com/seth.doud https://www.instagram.com/seth_doud/ Seth Doud is a singer-songwriter from central Minnesota, who has been playing and writing since a young age. Best described as an acoustic blend of soulful Americana folk rock, Doud's style is unique, taking influence from all genres of music. His words are personal, and he leaves no emotion out of songwriting. His music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, November 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$30

RIVER ROOM: Rio Nido (MN Hall of Fame Vocal Jazz Trio) $30 Adv / $35 Cash Door

Sunday, November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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AUTUMN ARTIST SERIES An artist showcase on the oldest street in Minneapolis every Sunday in November! THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW! Advance tickets for purchase above. SEATING IS OPEN STYLE - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Sunday, Nov 5th. If there are remaining spots,…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperence League / Barbaro (Gypsy Jazz / Bluegrass) $5

Thursday, November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $5 Covers on the tab. 8pm - Barbaro 9pm - The Gentlemens Anti-Temperance League - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOzCJOhRI5g http://www.thegatl.com Drawing their influence from almost a century of American music, The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League combines elegant composition, raucous enthusiasm, and virtuosic playing to provide the perfect ambiance for any social event, from comfortable dive bars to chic weddings. Daniel Rosen (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals) Daniel was born on a small organic farm in…

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Ryan Montbleau / Jim Stapley (Singer-Songwriter) $15

Friday, November 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $15 Covers on the tab. 9pm - Jim Stapely 9:40pm - Ryan Montbleau - http://www.ryanmontbleau.com A Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter and guitarist whose soulful mix of rock, folk, R&B, Americana, and funk has drawn comparisons to John Mayer and Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau received his first guitar at the age of nine, but didn't set out to make his name in music until his college years at Villanova. A fixture in…

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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, November 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, November 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$12

RIVER ROOM: Ben Kyle (Romantica) $12 Adv / $15 Cash Door

Sunday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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AUTUMN ARTIST SERIES An intimate thrust stage showcase in the Historic River Room every Sunday in November! THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW! Advance tickets for purchase above. SEATING IS OPEN STYLE - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Sunday, Nov 12th. If there are remaining…

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Parisota Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $6 Covers on the tab Music 8-10pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXOjUceznU http://www.parisota.com Specializing in the Gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt, Parisota Hot Club features founding member, bandleader and guitarist Robb Henry. The group has evolved from the original quartet of 2002-2004 to a current collective of some of the finest Hot Club musicians in the Twin Cities area.

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The Contenders / Hugh Masterson (Americana) $10

Tuesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. 8pm - Hugh Masterson 8:40pm - The Contenders http://www.wearethecontenders.com Maybe Katy (Live at SPACE): https://youtu.be/EDvCSGuj9cw Back in Time (Live at Southern Ground): https://youtu.be/GdrzKF8sjPw Long Way Down (Live at Southern Ground): https://youtu.be/88EYIiyfIzk Americana/folk rock band The Contenders follow up their 2014 release ‘Meet The Contenders’ with their first full length studio album ‘Laughing with the Reckless’ on Rock Ridge Music on November 3, 2017.…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Eric Mayson / Ted Olsen Quartet $8

Thursday, November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-369-3138 to save your table! $8 Covers on the tab. 8pm - Ted Olsen Quartet 9pm - Eric Mayson http://ericmayson.com As the “poster child of entropy”, it’s no surprise that Eric Mayson’s music and live performance is a journey from disbelief into knowing and back again. He understands music as a way to move through space. In an aerial shot, Mayson’s wide-ranging style stretches from minimalist electropop to smooth R&B, progressive soul, and straight…

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Michael Shynes CD Release with Dan Rodriguez $20

Saturday, November 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $20 Covers on the tab. 9pm - Dan Rodriguez 9:30pm - Michael Shynes michaelshynes.com "Obsessed. I am Obsessed." -Jennifer Lyneis President of UE3 Promotions "Musically, I'm in love. His light, accessible, passionate sound is one that had me hitting the repeat button on one song for almost an hour." -Rebecca Cicione A & R Columbia Records "The rising star creates an intimate environment through his music." -Diana Bonilla of…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$15

RIVER ROOM: Bill Arnold (‘Triple Espresso’) $15 Adv / $20 Cash Door

Sunday, November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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AUTUMN ARTIST SERIES An intimate thrust-stage showcase in the Historic River Room every Sunday in November! THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW! Advance tickets for purchase above. SEATING IS OPEN STYLE - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Sunday, Nov 19th. If there are remaining spots,…

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards (Indie Roots) $8

Sunday, November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $8 cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://youtu.be/ow1baf3NUDk "Ambition often follows talent, and Laura Cortese has an embarrassment of both. Her open-armed approach to her art reveals a determination to spread the word about folk music and dance without watering down their distinctiveness." - John Wenzel, The Denver Post Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston's roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Trempealeau (Peterson / Sutherland / Norton / Christenson) /Ryan Holweger $7

Saturday, November 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot. $7 Covers on the tab! 9pm - Ryan Holweger 10pm - Trempealeau https://vimeo.com/218209385?ref=em-share Trempealeau is an original band out of Minneapolis, led by guitarist and singer/songwriter Jimmy Peterson, along with longtime friends Zack Norton on bass/vocals, drummer Steve Sutherland and Josh Christenson on steel guitar. Trempealeau represents an assemblage of style and aesthetic that suggests a kind of vintage americana, where the songs operate within a bare bones landscape…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, November 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$20

RIVER ROOM: Ray Bonneville (Red House Records) $20 Adv / $25 Cash Door

Sunday, November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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AUTUMN ARTIST SERIES An artist showcase on the oldest street in Minneapolis every Sunday in November! THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW! Advance tickets for purchase above. SEATING IS OPEN STYLE - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Sunday, Nov 19th. If there are remaining spots,…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Ari Hest (Indie Folk) $12

Thursday, November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $12 Covers on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://arihest.com I've been making music and touring the planet for about 15 years. What started out as an occasional creative outlet is now my way of life. Growing up just outside New York City, I began playing guitar in the hallways of my high school, learning the songs of The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, and Dave Matthews Band. I graduated, went…

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December 2017

Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, December 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Parisota Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $6 Covers on the tab Music 8-10pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXOjUceznU http://www.parisota.com Specializing in the Gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt, Parisota Hot Club features founding member, bandleader and guitarist Robb Henry. The group has evolved from the original quartet of 2002-2004 to a current collective of some of the finest Hot Club musicians in the Twin Cities area.

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, December 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! $7 Cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.familythreemusic.com Family Three are just two guys and one gal who love music. They would describe their sound as "Blindie-Soulk" - Blues, Indie, Soul and Folk. They have been playing some form of music since they were kids, but it wasn't until recently that they decided to take the next step, and are on the journey of finding out what it…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$25

A Christmas Carol performed by Gerald Dickens $25 Adv / $30 Cash Door

Sunday, December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW Ticket sales end 12pm noon Sunday Dec 17, 2017. Remaining seats and standing room available at 6pm Doors for $30 Cash. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Join us in the River Room as Gerald Dickens breathes life into Scrooge, Marley, and the Ghosts his great-great Grandfather created. A…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Christmastime, A Time for Christmas! $5

Friday, December 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $5 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm A marvelous, wintry romp through all of your Christmas favorites! Hosted by Lightnin' Joe Peterson, this show will feature the extraordinary vocal acrobatics of Jaedyn James, the tender cello stylings of Julia Floberg, and the surprising with of a variety of special guests. Capturing all the elation and wistful longing of the holiday season in one star-studded evening. http://www.jjandthehunger.com/

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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January 2018

Fellow Pynins (Folk) $12

Friday, January 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $12 covers on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.fellowpynins.com "Fascinating stuff" - Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales "Spellbinding" - Country Music People "Fellow pynins will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies... They will have you traveling far and wide to hear them again." ~ Lisa Dunn, BBC Fellow Pynins is a tender duo birthed out of years of traveling, farming, childrearing, and…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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February 2018

Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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March 2018

Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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April 2018

Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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May 2018

Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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